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Hospitality’s role in today’s church design

  By Rodney C. James Webster defines hospitality as “generous and friendly treatment of visitors and guests.” But when we consider the role hospitality should play in today’s church, we must look no further than the Bible. Paul writes in Romans, “Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality” (MSG). The church is commanded to love […]

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ALL TOGETHER NOW…

In church design circles, we’re hearing the term “community-friendly” more and more often. But why are churches, uniquely, in the thick of this movement? And what does this community-friendly church design even look like? By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Leaders at BattleCreek Church consulted with the Churches by Daniels team on a design that prioritized community engagement. […]

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Moving forward in faith — and building for the future

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh  As with many churches built in previous decades, Trinity Baptist Church’s 1950s-era facilities had many challenges that were being magnified with growth. Expansion was in order.   But even before breaking ground, closing a street changed the entire project trajectory. Power lines and utilities had to be relocated. Then COVID hit, bringing […]

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How bond financing built the dream

  By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Driven by Senior Pastor Tony Clark’s heart for the youngest members of the church, Virginia’s Calvary Chapel Newport News had big goals for its new children’s wing. Really big.  Fortunately, he had just the right person on staff to take the helm. With decades of high-level corporate management experience under her […]

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There’s always room for fellowship …

…if you get creative with your existing space By Rodney C. James In addition to needing more space for their children’s ministry, creating space for fellowship and community was one of the top objectives for First Baptist Church in Glen Rose, Texas when the leadership team engaged Oklahoma-based Master’s Plan Church Design & Construction. As […]

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COFFEE TALK

By Bruce Woody Not every church wants (or needs) to go all-in on a café. But for those that do, truly high-impact coffee shops have several things in common. They’re front-and-center. A thoughtfully designed café can act as part of the ‘front door’ to a church. When people walk in, they see others sitting, talking, […]

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How to reimagine small spaces for maximum ministry

  By Alaina Butler We’ve all been there: either your facility is outdated and lacks functional elements, or you’ve simply outgrown it.  While you’re probably wishing you had more space, acknowledging that you don’t have a lot of “room to maneuver” is the first step to intentionally using the area you do have to create […]

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Project cost vs. building cost

By Rodney C. James Jesus said, For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to […]

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KIRT DAUPHIN, QUINN BANISTER + PAULANN CHURCH: “New building. Same Jesus.”

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh If you had to choose a time to build a new church, it wouldn’t be during COVID.  But as PaulAnn Church Lead Pastor Kirt Dauphin and Leadership Development Director Quinn Banister discovered, God’s timing is always good. Though Kirt Dauphin and his wife, Cindi, had never visited San Angelo, Texas, they were […]

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Frugal, yet fantastic

Designing a user experience that supports the vision and ministry of the facility — on a budget By Ravi Waldon, AIA, LEED AP Looking at the really amazing spaces in church design magazines certainly can make one drool. It’s all wonderful if the church has a vast budget, unconstrained land, and a lot of resources. […]

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